Seabron Reese, affectionately known as ‘Reese,’ was introduced to the ANYTOWN™ program when he participated as a delegate in 1995, marking the beginning of his commitment to an overall vision of a community free from all forms of discrimination.
Reese first jokingly exclaimed, while speaking of his ANYTOWN™ experience: “The food was on fire! Woo the food was good. We ate all the time!”
On a serious note he described his delegate experience as motivational; helping to confirm the reality of racism and injustice he experienced and observed throughout his life. This empowered him to spread the word by volunteering with Community Tampa Bay to promote dialogue and cultivate a community of leaders to be advocates of change.
Starting at the age of 16, Reese has chosen to use the knowledge he gained through higher education to become a mentor, learning from his peers and also from the over 1000 youth he has worked with and impacted. Even as an ANYTOWN™ co-director, 18 years later, he still finds new ways to move toward ending discrimination.
For the past 9 years Reese has enthusiastically worked as a PE Coach at 74th Street Elementary, a football coach for the Northeast Bandits, and mentoring student athletes in a local track group. He uses the skills he has accumulated through that experience to engage youth of all ages. He also became an ordained deacon in May of this year, an accomplishment that has been very gratifying. Reese manages all this while being a dedicated father and husband.
The 1995 ANYTOWN™ grad is also the CEO of Infinite Cinema, a video company he has painstakingly built from the ground up. This idea came from a desire to create beautiful memories for his clients.
Reese applies the mission and vision of ANYTOWN™ in every arena of his life. “How can I not? That’s the real question. I apply the mission with my elementary kids, my four boys, on the football field, the video company, the staff I have, and while I’m day dreaming. If I’m there, the mission and belief are there, even in church, which can be the hardest place to do it.”
We are grateful to Reese for all he has done for the organization and all that he continues to give. Most of all we are excited for what Reese will provide and contribute to the future mission of Community Tampa Bay.
Thank you Reese, for being an advocate for a community free from all forms of discrimination!
Post by Amber Carles Klee and Nadia Rumbolt